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21 in. Single Speed Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower

  • Single speed, self-propelled, mulching/ side discharge mower
  • Ergo-active handle for convenience and comfort
  • Premium Honda engine: easy starting and fuel efficient
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Product Overview

When it comes to maintaining a beautiful lawn, nothing makes the cut like a Genuine Honda Lawn Mower. Honda's reliability, easy starting, quiet operation and fuel efficiency can serve you faithfully for years to come. Single speed self-propelled lawn mower with standard side discharge.
  • Assembled dimensions: 24 in. W x 24 in. D x 18 in. H
  • Single speed self-propelled with standard side discharge
  • Heavy duty steel deck with 21 in. cutting width
  • Features 6 mowing heights ranging from 1 in. to 3 1/2 in.
  • Single blade mulching or side discharge
  • Side discharge
  • Large 8 in. wheels means smoother movement over varied terrain, ball bearing rear wheels
  • Ergo-active handle for safety, convenience and comfort
  • Zone start safety system when the mower is started, the blade turns with the engine
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • Low emissions and quiet
  • 3-year residential warranty
  • Delivered to your door mostly assembled, simply attach the handle using basic instructions and add gas/oil
  • When the operator lets go of the mower handle the blade engine must stop within 3 seconds
  • Manual fuel shut-off valve
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Assembled Depth (in.)24 inAssembled Height (in.)18 in
Assembled Width (in.)24 inBlade Length (in.)21 in
Cutting Width (in.)21 inchesFront Wheel Size (in.)8
Mower Deck Width (in.)21 inRear Wheel Size (in.)8


Assembly RequiredYesCA (CARB) CompliantCARB Compliant
Cutting OptionsMulch,Side-DischargeDeck Material16 Gauge Steel
Deck TypeStampedDrive TypeRear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)160Engine MakeHonda Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)6.9FeaturesMulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)0.25 galIncludedEngine oil
Lawn Mower TypeSelf-Propelled Lawn MowerMaximum Cutting Height (in.)3.5
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1Mower Size TypeStandard
Number of Blades1Number of Handlebar Positions1
Oil Capacity (oz.)14Power TypeGas
Product Weight (lb.)70Recommended Oil TypeSAE 10W-30
Size of Yard1/4 - 1/2 AcreWalk Behind Mower TypeSelf Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty3 Year Residential

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Customer Reviews

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I bought this mower for 2 main reasons; It's a Honda (Hondas always start easy and require minimu...
I bought this mower for 2 main reasons; It's a Honda (Hondas always start easy and require minimum maintenance ) and it's the lightest self propelled mower I could find. Only used once for cutting....did fine considering my slope and obstacles. The rear flap was a hindrance in backing up, so I removed it. We'll see how that works when I cut next. (new grass not growing very fast) Being a lighter weight self propelled mower it pushes manually quite nice. Would love to slow down self propelled pace slightly. I have started unit 3 or 4 times and each time required excessive pulling. Not sure how the auto choke works but I would prefer a manual choke. It would also be beneficial to stamp cutting height on wheel adjustment plate. I may have further info as I use the mower more and I will be open to changing my rating and recommendation.
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I was looking to upgrade from my Toro Recycler [manufactured in 1992] that was a hand me down. I ...
I was looking to upgrade from my Toro Recycler [manufactured in 1992] that was a hand me down. I didn't like the "self-pace" drive controls of many of the new mowers [Toro, Honda, Lawn Boy etc.] in this price range. I also have a preference to rear wheel drive, Honda mowers, and no need for the bagging feature, so I was very happy to find this version that ticked all the boxes I wanted. It shipped to my house within 3 days of ordering; it was well packaged and protected and arrived without any damage or delay. You literally only have to remove some protection from the blades, fold up the push bar and put in gas and oil and you're ready to mow. It started on the first pull out of the box and has continued to do so since. I have mowed 3 times since I got it and so far everything has been great. I had to try a few different height adjustments to find one that closest matched the height of the Toro I was replacing, I finally settle on the 2 1/2" height that was closest to what I had. The single speed transmission is great, I would say it's a medium pace...equal to a the "2" gear setting on my old Toro. The only negative about this mower right now is the engagement of the self-drive. It is a little abrupt right now and there is no "play" in the clutch bar, it is either on or off. I believe it will loosen up over time and allow me to use the bar like a clutch so when I'm turning I can use the self-drive to slowly assist in turning. Right now that's not really possible as it goes from no assist to full speed. But this is a minor gripe that I believe will resolve itself as I use it more. I would definitely recommend this mower if you don't bag your lawn and want a simple, easy to use mower from a great manufacture.
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Excellent mower
A fixed speed mower is the only mower that works well on steep slopes and the Honda HRS216 mower works extremely well. After replacing the low lift blade that came on it with a twin blade it also cuts extremely well. The engine starts first pull and doesn’t stall in high wet grass. This mower replaced a Toro self propelled fixed speed mower that lasted 40 years until the drive was so worn it would shear the drive shaft pins. Any mower made today isn’t likely to last 40 years as those days are gone. Most small engines on mowers today have an aluminum bore cylinder and doesn’t have an oil pump which my last the Toro did. That is one reason it lasted so long and it still runs to this day. This same mower also came with plastic wheels that never broke so plastic wheels are not a problem.
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25 found this review helpful
I had to return the mower because it continuously backfired.
I like the height of the handlebars. Would prefer it to be a front wheel drive. Cuts well but does not discharge clippings when the lawn is wet.
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5 found this review helpful
Worth Every Dollar
Bought this self-propelled mower from Home Depot back in 2006,thing still runs strong to this day. Have changed the oil a couple times and the plug once,other than that,have done no other maintenance and still runs great. Only bad part is it is difficult to pull backwards,having a little issue with the self-propel function(always on). But I am in the market for a newer one anyway here soon.Overall,great buy,can't go wrong with this mower.
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20 found this review helpful
Nice Mower
I have used this mover 5 times on my .75 acre lot. The mower runs well and only gets bogged down when mulching very thick and damp grass. Has a good speed on the self propelled motor but can be cumbersome to push manually. My only con is when working in tight spaces it does not move backwards well. The rear flap is very ridged and actually pops the back tires off the ground when it is going backwards. Then when pushing forward it brings them off the ground again and can not propel it self forward. I guess this is a safety feature but seems very annoying to me when using.
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46 found this review helpful
Excellent motor, so reliable that it could power a hang glider, but the deck is another story. T...
Excellent motor, so reliable that it could power a hang glider, but the deck is another story. The deck is rust prone. After six years of use there are holes through in strategic areas that I had to patch up with heavy gage aluminum strips, flatten out tin cans and pop rivets. One would think that Honda could use a better grade steel and better assembly method to minimize the rust problem.
    Perfect for our needs...
    Perfect for our needs
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    This is a truly an amazing machine. The rear self-propelled traction makes it easy to mow the law...
    This is a truly an amazing machine. The rear self-propelled traction makes it easy to mow the lawn. It's not a light machine, but it's not a heavy one either. I have 5,000 sq.ft of lawn to cut every 3 weeks. This machine cuts it in 2 hours. I would definitely give this Honda mower 5 stars.
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    This was a very easy transaction it was sent to...
    This was a very easy transaction it was sent to s local store, I picked it up the box was in perfect condition. I took it home the Honda lawnmower was already assembled took it out of the box read the instructions and it started on the first pull. In conclusion this Honda is great to use.
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